Tyson Fury has reiterated his decision that he is retiring from boxing.
The WBC heavyweight champion was speaking on Piers Morgan: Uncensored and explained why he will never fight again.
“I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’ve still got my brains, I can still talk. I’ve got a beautiful wife, I’ve got six kids, I’ve got umpteen belts, plenty of money, success, fame, glory, what more am I doing it for?
Boxing’s a very dangerous sport, you can be taken out with one punch as we seen on Saturday night, and it only takes one unlucky blow, and you may not get up off that canvas. I’m quitting while I’m ahead. I’m undefeated, only the second man in history to retire undefeated heavyweight champion.
I’m very, very happy, I’m very content in the heart with what I’ve done, with what I’ve achieved.”
Fury walks away having been a two-time heavyweight world champion, never having lost a fight in 33 bouts (one draw on his record against Deontay Wilder) and knocking out Dillian Whyte (Fury’s 23rd) in his last performance on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium.
Despite financial figures being floated around as to how much he could earn against someone like Anthony Joshua the lure of more money is of no interest to 33-year-old Fury.
“It’s not about money for me. I drive a 07 VW Passat, I’m a very normal person. I don’t need tons of money to impress everybody.”
Instead, the retiring ‘Gypsy King’ wants to focus on spending time with his family.
“I’ve got four young kids to raise and two older ones. I’ve been away for the last ten years on the road all over the world travelling from boxing. When do I get time to be a father, a husband, a brother, a son? I need this personal time.”
“The fans will always want more; they’re always baying for more blood but at the end of the day I don’t have any more to give,” he added.
“I’ve given everything I’ve got. I’ve been a professional 14 years and boxing over 20 years. Every good dog has its day in the sun and my time is to go out on a high. I always said I wanted to walk out on top of the sport and do it on my terms. Go out with a bang. Nearly 100,000 at Wembley, a knockout performance, they will not forget The Gypsy King in a hurry. And no amount of material assets or money will make me come out of retirement because I’m very happy.”